Co-curricular Events & Activities

2017-2018 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curriculars Deadlines Spring 2018

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (first no later than March 9, second no later than April 20)

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (no later than April 20)

The following events are pre-approved.  Check back for new events and updates frequently!  For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here.  Contact shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu with any questions.  

 Co-Curricular Activities by Date

      Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Presents....Dennis Biddle

      • Friday, Feb 23, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30 pm LB-300 (SC11E)
      • Dennis Biddle graduated from High School at age 17 to pursue his dream to play professional baseball for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher. He made an immediate impact in 1953, winning his first 5 games before finishing the season with an amazing record of 15-3. Please join us for this wonderful Black History Month event to hear the rest of this rich and colorful story. Dennis Biddle, the youngest living player and President of the Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Foundation, will be outlining the history of the Negro League, past and present. He will also share intriguing memorabilia such as photographs, text panels, labels and artifacts.   
      • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

      Kevin Kling, author, playwright, teller of tales

      • Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 7:00 pm. Red Mountain Campus, Room S140 (RAP Center) 7110 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207.
      • Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's, "All Things Considered", and his storytelling stage shows like "Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log", delivers hilarious, often tender stories.
      • Register online.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

      Phoenix Symphony: Brahms and Schumann

      • Friday, Feb 23, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
      • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
      • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way 

      • Receive training to become an IRS qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low income families with their tax preparation.
      • Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. 
      • Contact Don Jensen for more information.  480-834-2113.  don.jensen@mesaunitedway.org
      • Co-Curricular Type: Volunteering

      Community, Concert Band and Orchesta Concert

      • Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
      • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
      • Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Archaeology Lecture: Conquest and Conversion in Islamic Iberia (A.D. 711-1492): A Bioarchaeological Approach

      • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:00 am, SC 11-E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • Speaker: Katelyn Bolhofner, Ph.D., Post-doctoral research associate, Arizona State University Center for Bioarchaeological Research
      • This will be a discussion of the dynamics of the 8th century conquest of Iberia by Muslim Arab and Berber forces from North Africa, and the subsequent 800-year period of religious, political, and social change.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

      Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Band

      • Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
      • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
      • Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      I Have This Friend Performance

      • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MCC Theatre Outback
      • Fix the Hurt presents "I Have This Friend..." Performance addresses relationship abuse.
      • Doors open at 11:30, performance at 12:00 followed by Q & A.
      • Free.  Must RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ulUSpqJVZXMdpl423   
      • Sponsored by MCC Action Care Team, Inclusive Excellence, MCC Dept of Public Safety 
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/ Cultural/Arts

      Volunteer Opportunity: Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Read Across America Event

      • Friday, March 2, 2018, 9am - 1 pm, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
      • Read Across America Event hosted by MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement.
      • This event brings 200 children in K-3rd grade (and 33 Preschoolers!) for a fun literacy field trip where children will interact with animals, visit the planetarium, read books on the lawn, and more!
      • Over 50 volunteers to help make this event possible, and have a multitude of roles available including being a group leader, a costume character, a goody bag fairy, decorating the spaces, managing a bubble machine, etc.
      • If interested, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/DrSeuss2018NEW 
      • Co-curricular Type:  Volunteering

      Astronomy Night: Two Small Pieces of Glass

      • Friday, March 2, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
      • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Arizona Cantilena Chorale Concert at MCC Red Mountain 

      • Friday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm.  Rehearsal and Performance (RAP) Center, Saguaro Building (S-140), 7110 East McKellips Road
      • Prices: General Public - $15.00, Students, Seniors, Military, Children - $10.00 
      • Arizona Cantilena Chorale directed by Dr. Glenn Bennett brings together vocal talents from past and current performing groups to create a hemogenous vocal blend. *Seating is limited*
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

      • Fiday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
      • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
      • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is adventurous flute choir program and members are made up of professionals, music educators, college student and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute under the direction of Christina Steffen. Christina who regularly performs for entertainers and National Broadway tours. She has performed with artist such as Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, the Temptations and tours include Wicked, The Producers, Elton John’s Aida. 
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Spring 2018 Book Club: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

      • Southern Dobson Campus Meeting: March 22; 12-1 pm, Room LB 205 (2nd Floor Library)
      • Red Mountain Campus Meetings:  March 5, 2018, 1-2 pm; DW 226
      • Book: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
      • Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/library/book-club
      • Honors students must attend at least one of the book club discussion meetings to use as a co-curricular.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Volunteer Opportunities - MCC Serves! and MCCD Community Partners

      • Various Dates
      • Join other MCC students, staff and faculty by volunteering in your community.
      • To use volunteering as a co-curricular activity, you must volunteer for at least four (4) hours and provide proof of your participation (ex:  log of your hours signed by the event coordinator).
      • Volunteer hours (multiple events) can be combined.
      • Learn more and sign-up for MCC Serves events here.
      • Interested in volunteering somewhere else? Make sure the organization is an approved MCCD Community Partner
      • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

      Psychology Evening Lecture

      • Monday March 5 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
      • Traumatic Brain Injury: Secrets of the Hurting Brain
      • Carolyn St. Peter, Ph.D. and Ly Tran-Nguyen, Ph.D.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Chorale Concert

      • Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
      • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
      • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale. Dr. Peterson is the Director of Choral Studies at Mesa Community College and performed as part of a Grammy winning choir on Rachminoff: All-night Vigil. Under his direction the choral ensembles at MCC have performed at multiple conventions and he has conducted the AZ All-State Jazz Clinic Choir and the AZ Regional Choirs. Joseph Johnston is an established conductor around the state of Arizona; working with Honors Choirs and Regional Festivals.  
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Chorale Concert

      • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
      • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
      • Dr. Peterson is the Director of Choral Studies at Mesa Community College and performed as part of a Grammy winning choir on Rachminoff: All-night Vigil. Under his direction the choral ensembles at MCC have performed at multiple conventions and he has conducted the AZ All-State Jazz Clinic Choir and the AZ Regional Choirs. Joseph Johnston is an established conductor around the state of Arizona; working with Honors Choirs and Regional Festivals. Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale. 
      • Learn more and get tickets here.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Life Science Speaker Series

      • Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, NU 101, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • Katon Kras: "Differences in Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria between Lean and Obese Humans". 
      • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

      Little Women - The Musical

      • March 30, 31 at 7:30 pm, April, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm and March 31 and April 7 at 2 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
      • Prices: General Public: $18, Staff/Alumni/Military:$15, Students/Seniors (55+): $12  *Thursday April 5th Family Night Only - Children: $8.00 
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign-up available soon. 
      • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf9 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Annual Juried Art Show

      • April 2- 26, 2018, MCC Art Gallary, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa 85202.  Gallary Hours: 9 am - 5 pm.
      • The Annual Juried Art Student Show  features over 100 artworks from students enrolled in art classes. Works featured explore the mediums of ceramics, digital, drawing, life drawing, painting, photography, 2D & 3D.
      • For more information:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfh
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Astronomy Night: TBD

      • Friday, April 6, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
      • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Genocide Awareness Week

      • April 9 - 12, 2018, Turquoise Room, Student Center, Scottsdale Community College
      • Multiple speakers to choose from.  Dates and times vary.
      • For schedule and more details visit https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/genocide 
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Moment to Movement: An Intersectional Approach to Building Resistance and Community

      • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7-8 pm. Performing Arts Center, South Mountain Community College 
      • Speaker: Carmen Perez
      • Ms. Perez serves as the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice. A lifelong activist, Ms. Perez was awarded the 2008 United Way's "Community Hero Award," and Santa Cruz County Women's Commission "Trailblazer Award in Criminal Justice."   Full Bio
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

      Spring Dance Production - It's About Time

      • April 12-13, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Prices: General Public - $15.00, Alumni, Military & Staff - $12.00, Students & Seniors - $9.00 and Children (ages 8 and under) - $7.00
      • Featuring a variety of Dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups. With MCC Dance Company, On Tap and Popel. 
      • For more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfK
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Phoenix Symphony: Elgar Cello Concierto

      • Friday, April 13, 2018,  7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
      • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
      • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Spring Dance Scholarship Showcase

      • April 14, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Tickets: $8.00
      • Featuring choreography from graduating students in the Associate of Arts, Dance degree; Artists of Promise participants and local talent. 
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfr
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      MPJE Jazz Concert

      • April 17, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $6.00
      • The MPJE Group is made up of music instructors and performers from around the valley under the direction of the talented pianist and keyboardist Emmy Award winner Nick Manson. If you are a fan of Big Band Jazz than you don’t want to miss this. 
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfB
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Jazz Ensemble Concert

      • April 18, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $6.00
      • ​Featuring the Latin Jazz Band. Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf8 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

      • April 20, 21, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm, April 21, 28 at 2 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
      • Presented by MCC Theatre and Film Arts
      • A paean to live theatre, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
      • Prices: General Public: $12, Students/Seniors/Staff: $9   
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign-up available soon. 
      • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z5i  
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Psychology Evening Lecture

      • Monday April 23 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
      • The Psychology of Superheroes: What Attracts Us to Them
      • Julie Landgal, Ph.D.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

      Community Band and Orchestra Concert

      • April 24, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $6.00
      • The Community, Concert Band and Orchestra Concert, directed by Rob Hunter, Paul Brewer, Nick Manson and Brian Murphy. Rob Hunter is the Director of Instrumental Music at Mesa Community College and he guest conducted, adjudicated and presented clinics in multiple states as well as Canadian Provinces.
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfb 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Phoenix Symphony: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22

      • Friday, April 27, 2018,  7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
      • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
      • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
      • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

      Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

      • Sunday April 29, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $6.00
      • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is adventurous flute choir program and members are made up of professionals, music educators, college student and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute under the direction of Christina Steffen. Christina who regularly performs for entertainers and National Broadway tours. She has performed with artist such as Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, the Temptations and tours include Wicked, The Producers, Elton John’s Aida. 
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf7 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Guitar Concert

      • Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Free Admission
      • Enjoy an evening of Guitar music at the MCC Performing Arts Center. 
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfC
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Percussion Concert

      • Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Free Admission
      • Enjoy and evening of Percussion music at the MCC Performing Arts Center. Featuring students from instructors from MCC Music classes. 
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfy 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      A Chorale Concert

      • Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $6.00
      • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale.
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf6 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd

      • Friday, May 4, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
      • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement​​​​​​​

      Arizona Cantilena Chorale Concert at Red Mountain 

      • Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Red Mtn Campus - Rehearsal and Performance Center (Saguaro Bldg S-140), 7110 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa
      • Student Tickets: $15.00
      • Arizona Cantilena Chorale directed by Dr. Glenn Bennett brings together vocal talents from past and current performing groups to create a hemogenous vocal blend.
      • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfG 
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Co-Curricular Activities by Category 

       

      ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT/ACADEMIC LECTURE (Attend full lecture & discussion, if included.)

       

      Honors Forum Lecture Series at MCC

      Psi-beta Lecture Series

      Psychology

      Race & Democracy, ASU Public

      Please RSVP, space is limited 
      Cost: Free

      CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

      Act I Musical Performances at MCC

      Arizona Museum of Natural History

      Students (with ID): $8.00

      Arizona Theatre Company

      Rush Ticket - Available at box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, half-price.

      Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for $10, seating in the back.  Show MCCD Student ID.  

      Arizona Science Center

      Adult: $18

      Arizona Opera

      Rush Tickets - Available at the box office, 2 hours before show time.  If seats available, two tickets for $20.

      Ballet Arizona

      Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate. 

      Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

      Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

      Adult (13+): $12.50

      Dance Performances at MCC

      $3 online, $5 at the door

      Desert Botanical Gardens

      Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
      Student (with ID): $12.00

      Heard Museum

      Students (with ID): $7.50

      Free admission during first Fridays each month, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

      Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

      Free Admission.

      Mesa Grande Cultural Park

      Adults: $5.00

      Musical Instrument Museum

      General Admission: $20.00

      Phoenix Art Museum

      MCCCD Students (with ID): Free (through June 30, 2017)
      Other Students (with ID): $13.00 

      Phoenix Symphony

      Free tickets available for honors students based on availability.  Find sign-ups in pre-approved list above. 
      $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

      Rush tickets available at the box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, $12 with student ID.

      College Club:  sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

      Phoenix Theater

      Rush tickets available at box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, $15 with student ID.

      Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

      Adults (18-54): $6.00

      Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)

      Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

      Symphony of the Southwest

      Admission for 1 show: $20
      Youth Symphony: Free

      Tempe Center for the Arts

      Free Admission

      Theatre Performances at MCC

      Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Sign-ups available soon. 

      Tempe Symphony Orchestra:

      Free 

      CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

      Student Clubs & Organizations 

      Join a club on campus!  Active membership and participation must be verified by club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

      MCC Athletics

      Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester.  This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity.  Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

      Student Life & Leadership Activities

      Student life hosts events, activities, lectures and fieldtrips for the student body.  We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page.  Let us know if you think we've missed something.   

      MCC Sporting Event

      Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events.  Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.  

      VOLUNTEERING  (Minimum of 4 hours.  Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

      MCCD Approved Community Partners

      To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner.  The opportunities posted on this page are all with approved community partners.  Interested in volunteering somewhere else?    See if your organization is approved or find an organization that is.  

      VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

      Receive training to become an IRS qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low income families with their tax preparation.  

      Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. 

      Contact Don Jensen for more information.  480-834-2113.  don.jensen@mesaunitedway.org

      Volunteer for a Political Campaign or Candidate 

      This could involve phonebanking, canvassing, registering voters, helping with events, etc. Janell Alewn, Library Faculty, can help you get started... with whatever candidate you want to support.   janell.alewyn@mesacc.edu 

      Southland Hospice

      Volunteer Opportunities Available for Nursing & Social Work Students 

      Free Training on your schedule.  Free background check, drug screen & TB test required.

      Contact Bill Heaton: Volunteer/Bereavement Coordinator -  bill.eaton@southlandhospice.com 602.497.4100

      Boys & Girls Club - Volunteer Soccer Coaches

      18+ years of age, background check required.  

      Contact Mario Diaz for more information mario.diaz@clubzona.org 

      Boys & Girls Club - Saturday Programs

      18+ years of age, background check required.  Looking for volunteers and coaches for Saturday programs and sports.  Contact Sue Douglas for more information. sued@clubzona.org 

      Mesa Arts Academy - Tutors and Theater/Arts

      The Mesa Arts Academy is in need of tutors.  They are also working on a musical for the spring (February) which will be showcased at the Mesa Arts Center.  Students meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and volunteers are needed.  Contact Sue Douglas for more information sued@clubzona.org

      OTHER (MUST GET PRE-APPROVAL)

      You may suggest a co-curricular event to the Honors Program Director for approval. Honors program faculty must approve events not on the pre-approved list prior to attending.  Activities will not be accepted as a co-curricular if they were attended without pre-approval. 

      Past Co-Curricular Activities

            Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd 

            • Friday, Sept 1, 2017, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
            • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
            • Since its premiere in 2010, MCC's Pink Floyd show has been our most popular show. Updated in December 2016, the new Pink Floyd show. 
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Geography Field Trip:  Sequoia National Park

            • September 1-4, 2017
            • Join us in exploring the geography of Central California. We will camp at a group site, hike among the world’s largest trees, explore natural and cultural landscapes, and enjoy s’mores around a campfire. 
            • Interested students should contact Steve Bass at steve.bass@mesacc.edu.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Psychology Evening Lecture

            • Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
            • Frank Bevacqua, Ph.D.
            • Technology: The Perfect Best Friend You Will Never Have!
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Urban Heat Island Activity

            • Wednesday, Sept 13, 3-4PM, SC 30, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Have you ever noticed how hot it stays at night? The Urban Heat Island can create extreme temperatures in the city core. Come learn how it happens and what you can do to stop it!
            • Students must sign up by Tuesday, Sept. 12.  Space is limited! https://goo.gl/forms/l2j31SumMjUOT23a2
            • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Protecting and Advancing Civil Liberties in the 21st Century

            • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 7-8 pm. Bullpit Auditorium, Phoenix College
            • Speaker: Alessandra Soler
            • With more than 18 years of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) experience, Ms. Soler, was appointed the Executive Director of the ACLU Arizona.  She has secured important victories, including ending racial profiling practices in Phoenix.  Full Bio
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Constitution Day - Lunch with our Leaders

            • Mondy, Sept 18, 2017, 12-1 pm, Navajo KSC 35-S, MCC Southern Dobson
            • Panel discussion on the importance of civic engagement with Arizona Representatives Jill Norgaard and Mitzi Epstein, moderated by Dr. Dille, Political Science Faculty, MCC.
            • Pizza and Drinks available while supplies last.
            • RSVP for Lunch with our Leaders @ http://tinyurl.com/lunchrsvp2017

            Honors Districtwide Volunteer Activity: St. Mary's Food Bank

            • Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8-11 am*, west Phoenix
            • Volunteers will be sorting and assembling emergency food boxes.
            • Honors students must pre-register and complete the required forms before attending.
            • NOTE: This event is only 3 hours.  You will need to combine it with at least 1 more hour of volunteering to count it as a co-curricular.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Volunteering

            Phoenix Symphony Quartet Brown Bag Performance at MCC

            • Monday, Sept. 25, 12:-00 - 1:00 pm, Navajo Room KSC 116, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Join us on campus for a special performance by a Phoenix Symphony Quartet.  Bring your lunch or just drop by to enjoy the music!
            • Free.  Open to the public.
            • Co-Cururricular Activity Type: Cultural/Arts 

            D.A.C.A. Panel

            • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Navajo Room KSC 116, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Hosted by the M.U.S.T. Club and ASMCC
            • Panel discussion on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as community partners with resource tables.
            • Co-Curricular Activity Type:  Academic Lecture

            MCC PAC Musicals Presents: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - A Musical!

            • Sept 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 pm, Sept 30 at 2 pm, 2017, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus
            • Student tickets $12
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZNu 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Psychology Evening Lecture

            • Monday, Oct 2, 2017, 7:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
            • Jennifer Moore, MS
            • Consumers Beware: The Psychology Behind Statistics
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            MPJE Jazz Concert

            Future Leaders Town Hall: Funding PreK-12 Education

            • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, LB145, Library, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Student participants (university, college and high school) participate in discussions and craft solutions that will change Arizona.
            • Free.  
            • Register, check out the discussion questions, read fact sheets and learn more here.  
            • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

            Perfectly Edible: Moving Screening and Discussion on Food Waste

            • Thursday, Oct. 5th, 4-6pm, Navajo Room (KSC-35S), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Free documentary screening of Just Eat it: A Food Waste Movie (as seen on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver")
            • Interactive discussion with experts from United Food Bank
            • Refreshments Provided
            • Presented by Phi Theta Kappa
            • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture/Involvement

            An Evening with Sean Berdy

            • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
            • Sean Berdy Entertainment Presents an ASL Champions Event: An Evening with Sean Berdy - An Inspirational and Humorous Journey Through Sean's Life 
            • Tickets: $25 .  To purchase tickets click here
            • Sponsored by MCC's American Sign Language Program. 
            • Presentation will be interpreted for our hearing friends who may not be fully fluent in ASL.
            • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

            Astronomy Night: New Horizons

            • Friday, Oct 6, 2017, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
            • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
            • New Horizons provides a tour of the worlds of our Solar System, from scorched Mercury and hellish Venus to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn and tiny, frigid Pluto.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Lunch and Learn - 2010: Arizona's 7 Year Resistance

            • Monday, Oct 9, 2017, 12:00pm-1:15pm in LB 300, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
            • This panel discussion will explore current issues on the civil rights front lines of Arizona. 
            • The panel will be led by Alfred Chavez, Outreach Specialist at Mesa Community College.  Panelist will include: Deanna Villanueva- Community Engagement Director with Maricopa Community Colleges, Phil Austin- Civil Rights Attorney and Chairman of the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Celeste Andrade Ramos- Current MCC Mechista and Dreamer, Ezekiel Santos- President of M.U.S.T. (Mesa Undocumented Students Thriving) club, Leader with Aliento community organizaton, MCC student, Curtis Acosta, Ph.D- Former Mexican American Studies teacher in the Tucson Unified School District, Assistant Professor in Language, Cultural and Education at The University of Arizona South, Alfonso Chavez- Co-founder UNIDOS youth coalition, former Mexican American Studies student. 
            • Stop by during your lunch break 
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            MCC Theatre & Film Arts presents: Story Theatre

            • Oct 6, 7, 12 and 13 at 7:00 pm, Oct 7 at 2 pm, 2017, MCC Theatre, Southern Dobson Campus
            • An exciting, unconventional, dramatic romp through the Grimm Brothers Fairytales and Aesop’s Fables.
            • Student tickets $9
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z53 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Community Concert Band and Orchestra

            • Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7-9 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Student tickets $6.  
            • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZN2
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Cyber Security: Why Do Hackers Target College Students

            • Wed, Oct. 11, 2017, 1:15 pm, Room S279, MCC Red Mountain Campus 
            • When our information is hacked, not only it is a hassle, but it can be terrifying to know that someone out there is using your information.  College students are seen as "fresh meat" since we are new to adulthood (Carpenter).  Come to the presentation and learn some tips on how you could protect  yourself against hackers.  
            • Presented by CIS105 Honors Students 
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Sustainability Movie Series: Cowspiracy 

            • Wednesday, October 11, 3 to 5 p.m.,  BP4 at MCC Southern and Dobson
            • Documentary will be shown followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Dave Yount.
            • Free.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Jazz Ensemble Concert

            • Oct 11, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZND
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Volunteer Event: Feed My Starving Children

            • Friday, October 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm, Departing from MCC Red Mountain Campus, FMST 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa
            • Student Life has arranged for a packing session at Feed My Starving Children.
            • If you are need of service hours, or simply want to volunteer with a great organization, please sign up.  
            • Transportation for up to 11 people will be provided from the Red Mountain Campus.  
            • Sign up here:  http://tinyurl.com/RMatFMSCFall2017
            • NOTE: This activity is only 2 hours.  You will have to combine it with at least 2 additional volunteer hours to use it as a co-curricular activity.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Volunteer Activity

            Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

            • October 13, 7:30-9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
            • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is an exciting and adventurous flute choir programs sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department. The Members are from the Phoenix metropolitan area and include professionals, music educators, college students and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute. The members perform in the Symphonic Flute Choir Chamber Flute Choir and smaller chamber groups including award winning sextet, trios and quartets. 
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZNR 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Geography Field Trip:  South Mountain

            • Saturday Oct 14, 8 am - 12 pm.  South Mountain, Phoenix.  Departing from MCC Southern-Dobson Campus.  
            • Students will hike approximately 5 miles on uneven terrain and explore the natural landscape of South Mountain Park, including plants and animals, rocks and soil, climate, and drainage patterns.  Students will also observe the cultural landscape, including human use of the park and land use patterns in the Valley of the Sun.
            • Those who wish to participate in this field trip must complete an 'Emergency Contact Form', 'Liability Waiver Form', and 'Permission to be Photographed Form' prior to departure.  Contact Steve Bass  at steve.bass@mesacc.edu to register for the trip by October 10. 
            • There is no cost for participation except your time. MCC students may sign up to ride in a college van (meet on the south side of the SC Building), while non-students (friends, family, loved ones, not-so-loved ones) may join us at the park at the south end of 24th Street off of Baseline Road.  
            • Participants should bring water and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes.  No glass is permitted in South Mountain Park.  
            • Co-Curricular Activity Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            "Honors Students in the Wild" at MCC Art Gallery

            • Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5-6:30 pm, MCC Art Gallery, MCC at Southern & Dobson
            • All honors students are welcome to this fun and social event at MCC Art Gallery.
            • Develop your own nature print using light and water. Socialize, engage and learn about the northern jaguar and its habitat, as you explore the work of artist Lauren Strohacker.  
            • Free, art activity (while supplies last)
            • Refreshments provided.  
            • Must RSVP here 
            • Co-Curricular type: Cultural/Arts

            TEDx Talk at Red Mountain: Access Arizona

            October 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Mesa Community College—Red Mountain Campus, 7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, Arizona, 85207

            • This TEDx event, titled “Access Arizona: Inclusion and Accessibility,” celebrates a time-honored tradition by welcoming speakers from all walks of life who embrace the ideals of accessibility and inclusivity and have dedicated themselves to acting on them. Free.   Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            MCC Choir Concert

            • October 17 or 19, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
            • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale.
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/venues/performing-arts-center  
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Sustainability Movie Series: Somewhere in New Mexico Before the End of Time 

            • Wednesday, October 18, 3 to 5 p.m., BP 4, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Documentary Screening followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Keith Crudup.
            • Free.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            MCC Art Gallery: Tension and Territory new work by Lauren Strohacker

            • Ongoing Exhibit Sept. 11 - Oct 20, MCC Art Gallery.  Gallery hours and information.
            • Reception with the Artist at MCC Art Gallery, Friday, Sept 29, 2017 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm.  Exclusive showing of time-based work Life and Death on view at MCC Planetarium
            • Art, Ecology, and Culture: Collaboration in the borderland: Wednesday, Oct 18, 6:00pm at MCC Theatre.  Panel Discussion with Lauren Strohacker, Artist and Diana Hadley, President of the Northern Jaguar Project.
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Honors Districtwide Volunteer Activity: St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Room

            • Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 - 9:30 - 1pm*, Phoenix
            • Volunteers will be preparing and serving meals for the hungry and homeless.
            • Honors students must pre-register and complete the required forms before attending.
            • NOTE: This event is less than 4 hours.  You will need to combine it with additional volunteering to count it as a co-curricular.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Volunteering

            Considering Coca: Coca Ritual and the Ancient Chiribaya Alta, Peru

            • Thursday, Oct 26, 2017, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, Navajo Room (KSC 116N), Southern and Dobson campus.  
            • Lecture by Emily Schach, ASU Center for Bioarchaeological Research
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Innovating Ourselves out of a Job: The Future of Automation

            • Thursday, Oct 26, 2017, 9:00 - 10:15 am, LB 145, Southern and Dobson campus.  
            • What jobs are becoming obsolete.  How will A.I. change the market? What does this mean for society?
            • Open Discussion.
            • Facilitated by MCC Student Michael Owens and Sociology Professor Paul Harasha
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Frostiana: Arizona Cantilena Chorale at Red Mtn.

            • Friday, Oct 27, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, RAP Center, Saguaro Bldg, MCC Red Mountain Campus
            • In honor of American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday celebration, we will be presenting a concert featuring a program of American composers: + Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, written in 1959 + Three selections by Norman Dello Joio: Jubilant Song, A Fable and Of Crows and Clusters + Howard Hanson’s Psalm 150.
            • Student tickets $5
            • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/music .
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Global Leadership Retreat: Developing World Citizens

            • Nov 17-19, Must Apply by Oct. 27,  Desert Outlook Center at Lake Pleasant (Transportation and lodging provided)
            • Join students from your college and other MCCCD Colleges.  Learn about other cultures.  Discover intercultural communication strategies.  Practice conflict resolution.  Recognize different leadership styles across cultures. Develop global leadership skills. Build trust for better world citizens.  Make new friends.
            • See the International Education Office, located International Education in building 36N for more information and an application form.
            • Space is limited! Applications are due by Friday, October 27, 2017.
            • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

            Volunteer Opportunity:  Halloween Extravaganza

            • Tuesday, October 31, 5:30-8:30 pm, MCC Red Mountain Campus
            • Volunteer at this event for the community.  Please note that to use volunteering for a co-curricular it must be at least 4 hours.  If your participation at this event is less than 4 hours you will need to add additional volunteer hours from another event to equal 4.
            • Sign-up to volunteer here:  https://goo.gl/forms/rN31E2LBuKK1mVXA3 
            • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

            Psychology Evening Lecture

            • Wednesday Nov 1 , 2017 @ 7:00 pm, MCC Theatre, Southern Dobson Campus 
            • Liz Baroi, Ph.D. 
            • Harness Your Brain Power: Learn How to Learn
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Volunteer Opportunity:  Project Connect @ Maricopa

            • November 2, 2017, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, Student Union, South Mountain Community College 
            • Project Connect is part of Valley of the Sun United Way’s (VSUW) long-term, multi-faceted strategy to end homelessness in our community. Project Connect is based on a national model for quickly connecting homeless individuals with vital human services.
            • For more information, contact civic.participation@domail.maricopa.edu

            Food Waste: How are Beauty Standards of Food Affecting Food Waste?

            • Thursday, Nov 2, 2017, 1:30 pm, LB145, Southern and Dobson campus, MCC
            • Guest Speaker: President of Albertsons, Seattle province - Karl Schroeder
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Archaeological Field Trip, Mesa Grande Ruins

            Astronomy Night: Two Small Pieces of Glass

            • Friday, Nov 3, 2017, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
            • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
            • Two Small Pieces of Glass tells the story of the telescope through the eyes of two young people. The show highlights recent advancements in telescope technology and the astronomical discoveries these advances have produced.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Phoenix Symphony: Mozart and Sibelius

            • Friday, Nov 3, 2017, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
            • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Focusing on Current Matters: CANCELLED

            • Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, 7-8 pm. Community Room, South Mountain Community College
            • Speaker: Greg Stanton
            • Mayor Stanton was elected in 2012 and under his leadership, Phoenix became the first U.S. city to end chronic homelessness among veterans and our city has earned national recognition as a leader in LGBTQ+ issues.  Full Bio 
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Phoenix Symphony String Trio Performance at MCC

            • Monday, Nov 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Navajo Room KSC 116, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Join us on campus for a special performance by a Phoenix Symphony Quartet.  Bring your lunch or just drop by to enjoy the music!
            • Free.  Open to the public.
            • Co-Cururricular Activity Type: Cultural/Arts 

            Ted Talk Tuesday 

            • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 1:30 pm, Honors Lounge, KSC 35S, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Join us in the Honors Lounge for our first Ted Talk Tuesday.
            • Watch a Ted Talk, meet honors students and faculty, engage in discussion and enjoy refreshments.
            • Space is limited.  Sign up here.

            MCC PAC Musicals Presents: Disney's Beauty and the Beast - the Musical

            • Nov 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm, Nov 6 & 9 at 7:30 pm, and Nov 11 at 2 pm, 2017,  MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus
            • Student tickets $12
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zx4 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Psi Beta Conversations: The Veteran You Need to Know

            • Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, 7-8 pm. M200-Community Room, Mesa Community College, Red Mountain
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Parliamentary Procedure Workshop

            • Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • How to Conduct More Effective Meetings with Dr. Brian Dille
            • Are you involved in  club, board, church or any group that has meetings?  
            • Join PTK and Dr. Brian Dille to learn how to conduct more effective meetings and improve your communication skills.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Involvement

            Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven's Fourth Symphony

            • Friday, Nov 10, 2017, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
            • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            Fall 2107 Book Club: Hidden Figures

            • Red Mountain Campus Meetings: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 13, 1-2 pm, Room DW 226 (Library Classroom)
            • Southern Dobson Campus Meetings: Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, 12-1 pm, Room LB300 (3rd Floor Library)
            • Book: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
            • Learn more here: www.mesacc.edu/library/book-club 
            • Honors students must attend at least one of the book club discussion meetings to use as a co-curricular.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Health Fair 

            • Nov 15th and 16th, 2017, 9:00 - 1:00 pm, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus 
            • Kick off your Holiday season with a day of wellness! Get your Wellness Passport stamped for every activity you participate in 
            • Learn about different health topics.  Participate in health/fitness screenings. Join in on fitness activities.
            • Fitness Classes on the south clock tower lawn.  Mesa Mile Walk at the top of every hour.  CPR training, healthy snacks, fitness giveaways, rock wall, Zumba Fitness-Kinect, and more!
            • *Must get at least 4 stamps in your health passport to submit as "proof of attendance" for your co-curricular activity.  Health Fair Flyer.  
            • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

            Christmas and Math!

            • Thursday, Nov 16th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, MC114, MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
            • MCC Mathematics Professor, Seth Daugherty, is presenting some cool math involved in decorating your Christmas trees. 
            • Free.  Open to faculty and students.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

            Volunteer Opportunity:  Holiday Boutique and Car Show

            Wellness Day @ Red Mountain

            • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 9:00 - 2:30 pm, MCC at Red Mountain Campus 
            • Kick off your Holiday season with a day of wellness! Get your Wellness Passport stamped for every activity you participate in and WIN prizes including frozen yogurt, water bottles and more!
            • Most activities 30 min.  *Must get at least 4 stamps in your health passport to submit as "proof of attendance" for your co-curricular activity.  Wellness Day Flyer and Schedule of Events..
            • Check in at the table outside Mesquite.  

            The Politics of Campaigns and Political Parties in Modern Elections

            • Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 10:30 am  SC 11E, Southern and Dobson.
            • Speaker: Conor Hurley, Campaign Manager for Senator Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), mayoral campaigns of Mayor Luke Bronin in Hartford and Mayor Andrew Gillum in Tallahassee; former Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party and Deputy Political Director for Kendrick Meek’s US Senate campaign.
            • Sponsored by MCC Honors Program and Social Science Department.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Up To Us - National Debt Awareness

            • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 10:30 - 11:45 am, LB145, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
            • Lunch with Congressman Biggs about National Debt
            • Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            The Health of the Nation: Women, Politics and Health Care in 2017

            • Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 12:00 pm  SC 11E, Southern and Dobson.
            • Speaker:  Alyssa J. Miller, Director, Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Hudson-Peconic. Former Director, Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood, South Carolina; Deputy Director, Research, Arizona Democratic Party; Director of Research, Florida Democratic Party.
            • Sponsored by the MCC Honors Program and Cultural Science Department.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            MPJE Jazz Concert

            Racism and Social Media

            • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Marcos de Niza High School Auditorium, 6000 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ  85283.     You need to register for this event (it is free). Sponsored by Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (ASU)   https://csrd.asu.edu/SocialMedia
            • Social media connects people around the globe instantly, so it’s not surprising it has become a space for movement building, sharing ideas, and supporting transformational change. However, social media has, with growing frequency, been used to amplify deep historical fissures that divide communities and has been employed as a tool to spread racism, fake news, hate speech and for harassment.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Jazz Ensemble Concert

            • Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 7 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • The Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/venues/performing-arts-center  
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            MCC Theatre & Film Arts Presents: Eurydice

            • December 1, 2, 7 and 8, 7:30 - 9:30 pm & December 2, 9, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
            • MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
            • Student tickets $9.  Learn more or buy tickets:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z55 
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd (updated)

            • Friday, Dec 1, 2017, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
            • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
            • Our tradition of ending the semester with Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd continues. See the new show for the first time or come back and see it again!
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Community, Concert Band & Orchestra Concert

            • Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 7-9pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • The Community, Concert Band and Orchestra are made up of MCC students and community members, directed by Rob Hunter, Paul Brewer and Brian Murphy
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/venues/performing-arts-center  
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Choir Concert

            • Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, 7-9pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale.
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/venues/performing-arts-center  
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Songs of the Season: "Home for the Holidays"

            • Friday, Dec 8, 2017, 7:00 pm, Rehearsal & Performance Center, MCC Red Mountain Campus
            • Student Admission: $10, General Admission: $15
            • Learn more and buy tickets here:  www.purplepass.com/songsoftheseason 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

            Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

            • Friday, Dec 8, 7:30-9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
            • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is an exciting and adventurous flute choir programs sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department. The Members are from the Phoenix metropolitan area and include professionals, music educators, college students and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute. The members perform in the Symphonic Flute Choir Chamber Flute Choir and smaller chamber groups including award winning sextet, trios and quartets. 
            • Student tickets $6
            • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZNR 
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Film and Discussion: "An Ordinary Hero"

            • Friday, Jan. 19 | 6 - 8:30 p.m., McClintock High School Auditorium, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. | Tempe, AZ 85282
            • An Ordinary Hero tells the story of civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. By the time she was 19, she participated in some of the most iconic and pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement. Heralded as an unsung hero, Mulholland was a crusader who participated in dozens of protests, was put on death row for being a Freedom Rider, was the first white student in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., trained white allies, and dedicated her career to youth education.
            • Join us for a film and discussion that will examine Mulholland’s journey and use it as a catalyst explore social justice activism, and movement building. 
            • https://csrd.asu.edu/OrdinaryHero
            • Free  |  Open to the public | Light refreshments

            Calculus the Musical 

            • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12 - 1 pm, Phoenix College Bulpit Auditorium (AU on Map)
            • Celebrating over 10 years of Calculus the Musical, the comic "review" of the concepts and history of Calculus! 
            • Free.  Open to the Public.  First come, first seat basis.
            • Lear more info about the performance: http://www.matheatre.com/ 

            Curie Me Away!  A Radioactive Musical

            • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6  - 7 pm, Phoenix College Bulpit Auditorium (AU on Map)
            • A radioactive musical based on the science, life, and legacy of Madame Marie Curie.
            • Free.  Open to the Public.  First come, first seat basis.
            • Lear more info about the performance: http://www.matheatre.com/ 

            Phoenix Symphony: Sibelious and Debussy

            • Friday, Jan 26, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up here.
            • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
            • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            South Mountain Hike

            • Saturday, January, 27, 8:00 a.m. - noon,  South Mountain Park.  Departing and returning to MCC, Southern Dobson Campus
            • 4 Mile Hike for MCC Students and Employees.  Non-students may join us at the park.
            • We will explore the natural landscape of South Mountain Park, including plants and animals, rocks and soil, climate, and drainage patterns.  We will also observe the cultural landscape, including human use of the park and land use patterns in the Valley of the Sun.
            • Participants should bring water and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes.  No glass is permitted in South Mountain Park. 
            • Those who wish to participate in this field trip must complete an 'Emergency Contact Form', 'Liability Waiver Form', and 'Permission to be Photographed Form' prior to departure. 
            • Contact Steve Bass at steve.bass@mesacc.edu by Wednesday to register for the trip.

            MCC Art Gallery: Blur

            • Ongoing Exhibition: Nov 13, 2017 - Feb 2, 2018, Art Gallery, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • What do privacy envelopes, pulverized rockets, drywall, crime scene tape, and woven cut paper have in common?  They are all materials carefully selected by artists to express an idea. BLUR explores what happens when creatives push the boundaries of traditional media through experimentation.
            • Learn more, map, gallery hours.
            • Co-Curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            Life Science Speaker Series

            • Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, NU 101, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Brandon Guida: "Redefining Cerebral Palsy in a Clinical Context". 
            • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

            Astronomy Night: Ice Worlds

            • Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
            • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
            • **NOTE  The planetarium is closed for renovations through January and is expected to open by Friday, Feb 2, but check their website for updates.  
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            Psychology Evening Lecture

            • Monday Feb 5 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
            • You're a What!  The Psychology Behind Why People Become Vegans and Vegetarians
            • Elizabeth Valenti, Ph.D.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

            40th Street Lecture Series: Get Outside and Stay Alive

            • Tuesday, Feb 6, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, IE Bldg, Copper Room, GateWay Community College - Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix
            • Get Outside and Stay Alive - The Impact of Nature Deficit Disorder, Presented by Dr. Andy Lenartz
            • Free & open to the public.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Honors Forum Luncheon Speaker:  Dr. Django Paris: Culturally Sustaining Education: Teaching and Learning for Justice with our Communities

            • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm. LB300, Southern and Dobson.
            • Lunch will be provided. Sign up for lunch and lecture here
            • Dr. Paris' work focuses on understanding and sustaining languages, literacy, and lifeways among youth and communities of color in the context of demographic and social change.. Full Bio
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Culturally Sustaining Education: Teaching and Learning for Justice with our Communities

            • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2017, 7-8 pm. Bullpit Auditorium, Phoenix College
            • Speaker: Django Paris
            • Dr. Paris' work focuses on understanding and sustaining languages, literacy, and lifeways among youth and communities of color in the context of demographic and social change.. Full Bio
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven and Mozart

            • Friday, Feb 9, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
            • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
            • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            MPJE Jazz Concert with Campo Verde HS Jazz Band

            • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
            • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
            • The MPJE Group is made up of music instructors and performers from around the valley under the direction of the talented pianist and keyboardist, Emmy Award winner Nick Manson. If you are a fan of Big Band Jazz than you don’t want to miss this. 
            • Learn more and buy tickets here.
            • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

            Affordable Higher Education Forum

            • Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm LB-300 (Library)
            • Join a panel of pro-education advocates on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6pm-8pm in LB 300 for a discussion on affordable higher education. Law makers from both state & federal elected offices, as well as candidates currently running for statewide offices, will be at Mesa Community College with the goal of providing students with multiple perspectives of what the fight for higher education looks like in the realm of policy. The discussion will end with a Q&A session. 
            • Sponsored by the Associated Students of Mesa Community (student government) and the Arizona Students' Association
            • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture